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Grizzly Bear ‘Yet Again’ Topping The Loop

Grizzly Bear reaches the loop’s most privileged position with ‘Yet Again’. Droste, Rossen and co’s second taster from their fourth studio album ‘Shields’ is another worthy addition to one of Brooklyn’s finest bands’ illustrious songbook.

A new edition that boasts new entries by Frank Ocean Feat. Andre 3000; Flying Lotus Feat. Erykah Badu; Swans and what sounds like a return to form from US alternative icon Bob Mould ; plus freebies given away by the likes of Matthew Dear or Two Fingers.

Check the latest edition after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »


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2-GRIZZLY BEAR-Veckatimest

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With their third full album, Ed Droste’s original solo project turned four-member band has produced a near-perfect album full of pop gems. Grizzly Bear have become the masters of contention, perfecting their musicianship; attention to fine detail and superbly crafted songs without ever abandoning the boundaries of mid tempo. Their keenness for vocal harmonies and sonic landscapes has been complemented with a classicism that has ended with the fourtet playing alongside Symphonic Orchestras, furthering the beauty and complexity of their songs. The second biggest success story of the year in leftfield circles, they were the only artist capable to come close to our almighty number one.

Released on Warp. Listen to some samples here.

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Grizzly Bear go symphonic @ The Barbican.

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Grizzly Bear‘s classical ambitions have never been a secret. The Brooklyn four-piece has often claimed many of their songs are written with the idea of being played with an orchestra in mind. Last night they had the occasion of putting those ideas into practice, next to the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jim Holmes at London’s Barbican Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Listen to the new Red Hot compilation curated by The National

Until its release on February 17th, The Red Hot Organisation – an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS, founded on the premise that even without a cure, AIDS remains a preventable disease and music is a great vehicle to raise money and awareness for it – will be streaming one new song a day from their latest project Dark Was The Night; curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, who have gathered together an impressive group of artists and a total of 32 exclusive tracks recorded for the compilation. It will be available as a double cd/triple vinyl/download. You can listen to the tracks here.

This is the 20th year of Red Hot, and this is the 20th release, since their first iconic and Rober award winner “Red Hot + Blue” in which artists such as Neneh Cherry, David Byrne, kd Lang, Les Negresses Vertes, Neville brothers and many others covered Cole Porter’s standards hoping to help the audience gaining awareness about the disease and its prevention.

The tracklist goes as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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